In the past years, conceptions of health have been challenged on multiple levels, not only, but also in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical interventions appear as one among a variety of factors that contribute to priority setting in health and wellbeing, from vaccination to laboratory capacities, and from the small scale of individual experiences to global policies. Health Beyond Medicine brings into conversation fields that are often siloed in academic and policy contexts: global public health, biomedical sciences, and patient and health activism. Our aim is to explore analytical pathways in history and philosophy of medicine and establish productive approaches to the emergence, circulation, and transformation of priority setting in health and wellbeing.
Upcoming events (Thursdays at 11:00–12:30):
- 10.11.2022, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Friedrichstraße 191, 10117 Berlin
Alisher Latypov, “Islamic Tibb and Socialist Biomedicine: Trajectories, Resiliency and Appeal of Indigenous Medical Practitioners in Soviet Central Asia".
Please register by email to Dora Vargha: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 08.12.2022, MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin
Alfred Freeborn, “Between Transcultural Disease and International Diagnostic Concept: The International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia (1965-1973)”
Please register by email to Birgitta von Mallinckrodt: email@example.com.
- 12.01.2023, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin, Charité Berlin, Thielallee 71, 14195 Berlin
Anja Suter, “Local Struggles, Transnational Bonds: The Indian Women’s Health Movement and its Campaigns against High Dose EP-Drugs and Long-acting Contraceptives (1980-1995)“
Please register by email to Birgit Nemec: firstname.lastname@example.org.